Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

An entry level pathway through the School Based Traineeship Program in 2025-26.

About us

We are incredibly varied so you can learn a lot by being a trainee with us. We help our community by:

  • providing advice to ensure enough electricity is being supplied to the grid to keep your lights on at home
  • helping to develop our state’s mining and resources industries, so we can have a strong economy and jobs for Western Australians 
  • playing a big role in making sure workers are physically and mentally safe at work
  • working to ensure Western Australians get what they pay for and help if something goes wrong such as scams
  • helping to ensure workers understand their rights and are paid correctly under employment laws.

Whether we’re working to deliver on WA’s objective of net zero emissions by 2050, licensing trade workers like plumbers and electricians, keeping workplaces safe, or supporting business innovation, our days are never boring!

Find out more about us on our website.

Benefits of doing a traineeship with us

As a trainee you will have the opportunity to work on interesting projects and initiatives. 

If you work with us, you will:

  • be able to rotate to different work areas, providing you exposure to a variety of tasks and different people
  • learn and develop in a friendly and supportive environment
  • receive great support from an experienced supervisor who will be able to teach you each task and be there to answer questions you may have 
  • benefit from having a support network such as your team, other trainees and a trainee coordinator.

The work that you will do, and the learning and development opportunities that will be available to you, will set you up for a rewarding and successful career within the public sector. 

Perfect for …

We are looking for young people who are: 

  • self-motivated and have a desire to grow and learn from others
  • positive and have a can-do attitude
  • a team player
  • a good communicator.

Find us here 

  • Mineral House, 100 Plain St, East Perth 6004
  • Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks St, Cannington 6107
  • Gordon Stephenson House, 140 William St, Perth 6000
  • Energy Policy, 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000

Have a chat to us

If you need more information, please contact Alyce Rengel on (08) 9222 3781 or email

How to apply

Applications open on 1 July 2024. A link will be added to this page on that date. Applications to this agency will only be accepted through this link. Emailed applications will not be considered. 

Read How to apply to check what you need to provide in your application.

Once applications are reviewed, you may be invited to an informal interview.

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